WELCOME TO THE LONDON CHAPTER OF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION FOR VR AND AR

The UK has the second largest video gaming industry in Europe, the fifth largest in the world, and is responsible for the release of some famous games including the Tomb Raider series. The U.K. also has a broad-minded attitude to job employment: university graduates are not tied to jobs relating to their degree programme and complete career changes are not unusual, creating an atmosphere of openness, exploration and flexibility. Together, this has all helped build interest in and experimentation with emerging technologies like VR/AR.

WHY JOIN VRARA LONDON?

NETWORK

Connect and build strong relationships with key players in the VR/AR ecosystem through VRARA or partner-hosted events.

COLLABORATE 

Work with innovators in the VR/AR ecosystem across all verticals, from original content creators to innovative hardware companies.

RESEARCH

Gain unlimited, exclusive access to VRARA research and publications, or, when applicable, receive discounts to third-party reports. 

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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THE TEAM

Chapter President David Ripert london@thevrara.com

David is CEO & Co-Founder of Poplar, a platform that empowers the World to easily create AR experiences. Poplar activates a new generation of global AR creators and provides collaborative tools that make AR affordable and quick. For 6 years, David oversaw the EMEA arm of Google’s global YouTube division dedicated to working with creators, media companies and brands, identifying new and rising talent, driving innovation and building creator spaces for them to collaborate, learn and grow. He was previously VP of content at Dailymotion for 4 years in New York and Paris, after some years at Netflix in Los Angeles, where he started his career in film and TV 17 years ago. David is a board member of Save the Children and Sadler’s Wells in London. He is a judge at the Webby Awards, a Founder's Network Member of Tech Nation and the French Tech.

Chapter Advisors

Steve Dann    

 
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Steve is the Founder & CEO of Amplified Robot, a leading development agency in augmented reality. Steve runs the London Augmented Reality MeetUp group and is known as one of the most connected persons in AR within the UK.

 

 

 Jeremy Dalton 

Jeremy leads PwC's VR/AR proposition, helping clients understand and quantify the benefits of VR & AR technology. On a personal level, Jeremy is invested (both mentally and financially) in VR and AR. He believes these technologies will play a significant role in how we live and work in the future. He’ll also tell this to anybody who will listen and has spoken at conferences and festivals across the world from SXSW in Austin to the Battle of Ideas in London. 

Having come from a mixed British/Arab heritage, Jeremy was born in London but spent most of his life living in Dubai. He returned to the UK to study mathematics at the University of Southampton and met his Turkish wife while spending a semester abroad at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. He also happens to be a Chartered Accountant (but prefers not to advertise that too loudly!)

 

Video: Panel moderated by Steve Dann

Slideshow of our past event in London